Steve Wood is an Associate Principal with Chartis in the Revenue Cycle practice. For over 10 years, Steve has advised nationally recognized academic medical centers, large acute healthcare systems, and dedicated Cancer Centers. He leads engagements in the areas of financial transformation, including revenue cycle performance improvement and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) implementation.
Recent engagements include leading a financial transformation assessment for a large, multi-state hospital system; establishing a denials improvement plan for a nationally recognized Academic Medical Center (AMC); and ensuring operational readiness for Epic implementation for a large community hospital system.
Before joining Chartis, Steve was a Senior Manager within Ernst & Young’s (EY) Healthcare Advisory practice where he again led financial transformation engagements that focused on revenue cycle performance improvement. As a designated expert in denial reduction through financial clearance enhancements, he led teams to design and implement leading practices within patient access that significantly lower financial risk and increase cash yield through efficient and sustainable process improvements. He also led multiple internal initiatives to drive EY’s revenue cycle thought leadership by establishing forward thinking strategies that would mature healthcare’s revenue cycle with automation and process redesigns.
In addition, Steve is a frequent guest speaker to Trinity University’s Master of Healthcare Administration students, where he presents on current challenges facing healthcare CFOs and the solutions at work in the industry. He is also a member of Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and is a Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR).
Steve earned his Master of Healthcare Administration from the Healthcare Administration Program at Trinity University. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University with a major in physiology.